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Stroke CVA

A stroke is a cerebrovascular accident that results in inadequate blood flow to part of the brain, starving it of oxygen and causing immediate and irreversible changes to the neurones. If affects 15...

Vascular Dementia

Vascular Dementia accounts for 25% of all dementias (the second most commen cause after Alzheimers. It is the cumulative effects of many small strokes - patients often have evidence of vascular path...


Lipitor was the best selling drug in 2009, with the 2009 annual sales coming in at over $5m for its company, Pfizer Inc. Lipitor is the brand name for an atorvastatin calcium medication that is pres...

Pseudomonas aeruginosa Vaccines

Pseudomonas aeruginosa is an opportunistic gram-negative bacteria that lives in soil, water, and even in environments like hot tubs. For most healthy people, this bacteria seldom poses a problem. Pse...

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Growing shortage of stroke specialists seen in U.S.

Although stroke is the number four cause of death and a leading cause of disability in the United States, there’s an increasing shortage of neurologists who specialize in stroke care, researchers sa...

New resources help healthcare providers understand, diagnose mystery strokes

A new guide helps healthcare professionals better understand and diagnose strokes of unknown cause. The free resource is part of an American Heart Association/American Stroke Association initiative in...

Multiple HTN Meds a Risk in Frail Elderly with 'Low' Systolic BP

Consider comorbidities and frailty with antihypertensive polymedication in the elderly, as the applicable guidelines tend to be based on "more robust elderly individuals," propose researcher...

Cholesterol drugs may curb strokes among low-risk older adults

(Reuters Health) - Cholesterol-lowering drugs such as statins may reduce the risk of stroke in low-risk elderly patients, a French study suggests.

ED Visits for Strokes Decline While Imaging Rates Increase

As mortality rates for stroke have declined, so too have emergency department (ED) visits for ischemic strokes or transient ischemic strokes (TIAs). At the same time, however, more stroke patients in ...

Strokes Compounded With Aspirin Resistance

Worse strokes are more likely to occur in patients who are resistant to aspirin. Better ways to identify those patients are needed.

Presence of heart pouch may explain strokes of unknown origin, study finds

A pouchlike structure inside the heart's left atrial chamber in some people may explain strokes that otherwise lack an identifiable cause, according to UC Irvine School of Medicine researchers.

Patients With Bleeding Strokes May Do Better at Specialized Centers

WEDNESDAY, May 6, 2015 -- New research finds that patients with hemorrhagic strokes, which cause bleeding in the brain, are more likely to survive if they seek treatment at a comprehensive stroke cent...

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Reproducibility and Sensitivity of the 6-Minute Stepper Test in Patients with COPD.

Abstract The aims of this study were to test the reproducibility of the 6-minute stepper test (6MST), and evaluate its accuracy in detecting improved functional capacity after pulmonary rehabilitation...

Comparison of Center of Force Trajectory during Sit-to-stand Movements Performed by Elderly and Old-old Elderly Subjects.

[Purpose] This study compared the center of force (COF) trajectory during sit-to-stand (STS) movements performed by elderly and old-old elderly subjects. [Subjects] We recruited 9 elderly and 10 old-o...

Outdoor Fine Particles and Nonfatal Strokes: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.

Epidemiologic studies find that long- and short-term exposure to fine particles (PM2.5) is associated with adverse cardiovascular outcomes, including ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes. However, few sys...

Dependency in activities of daily living following limb trauma in elderly referred to shahid beheshti hospital, kashan-iran in 2013.

Activities of daily living (ADL) are an important indicator of health and independence in elderly. It provides useful information for proper planning in the field of elderly care. Trauma in elderly po...


The objective of this study was to evaluate the perception of the elderly residents of a long-stay nursing home on the process of institutionalization. We interviewed 14 subjects, five women and nine ...

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